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S&W Revolver In .45 ACP ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Treo, Aug 30, 2008.

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  1. Treo

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    I'm reading a book in which the bad guy just got arrested by a cop who was carrying a S&W .45 ACP revolver. Does such a beast exist?
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Smith model 22, and Taurus model 455 to name some others.
     
  4. Sistema1927

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    There are few weapons that feel just so right as a S&W .45 ACP revolver loaded using moonclips.
     
  5. Walkalong

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    1955 Target .45 ACP

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    625 .45 ACP - I no longer have this one

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  6. Treo

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    I might just have to want one of those. thanks guys
     
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    Walkalong: If you had to part with one of them, you kept the right one!
     
  9. twigs

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    I have the S&W 325 TRD linked above. It is very accurate and controllable. I had a problem with light strikes that I resolved with a Cylinder & Slide extended firing pin. American Handgunner did a cover story on it a few issues ago and Combat Handguns has a review in the current issue.
     
  10. Stainz

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    S&W has made a .45 ACP revolver since 1917, when they converted a .44 Special to do so. The Brits preferred revolvers - and loved our new 'AS' round - the .45 ACP round developed for the Colt 1911. S&W was soon joined by Colt in producing the Model of 1917. Recently, S&W resurrected that old 1917 revolver in a 'classic' model.

    S&W has also made .45 ACP revolvers in blued (#22 & #25), Al/Sc (#325), and SS (#625). Probably their best new 'buy' is the 625JM, loaded with extra cost goodies for just a few bucks over a base 4" 625. Below is my 625JM, surrounded by a sea of loaded 6-shot .45 ACP moonclips. The picture was in response to a range friend's constantly teasing me concerning my lack of round capacity in my revolvers - a problem should the Zombies attack. I have 105 moonclips loaded in a metal ammo box - thirty more moonclips in a pair of food containers for range use. That's 810 rounds ready to go for Zombies - all 230gr ball ammo (Zombies don't require HPs...). Seriously, you bet you can find a .45 ACP revolver!

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    Stainz

    PS The record-holding international revolver champion, Jerry Miculek, the JM in my 625JM's name, can fire six shots, unload, reload, and shoot six more - all inside the 10 ring - at 7 yd or more - in 2.99 seconds using .45 ACPs in a modified 625!
     
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    Yes, Virginia, .45 Wheelguns Do Exist.

    Yep, they've not only been popular for 90+ years, but I have two of them, a 1917 and a 625. And though the '17 saw some rough duty in its years, it's still a shooter, and at only 5000 rounds or so, I'm still breaking in the 625, which I much prefer to my 629.
     
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    I watched Jerry Miculek fire 12 rounds with the S&W 625 in about a second and a half again on Extreme Marksmen on the History channel again last night...man, that guy is supernatural.
     
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    ...and IIRC, he did it blindfolded!
     
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    Gun Tests has a review on the 325 in the Sept issue. I have a 625 and I love it. Ruger makes a convertible Blackhawk in 45 Colt/45 ACP.
     
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    Another vote for the 625JM. I typically target shoot single action, so I added the Bang, Inc. mainspring and an 11# Wolff rebound spring. That gun "shot" itself into my permanent collection and being one of my favorite shooters.

    Stainz - nice pic.

    --jcd
     
  16. nerfsrule2

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    My next revolver will be a 25-2 in 8 3/8'!!!!:D:D:D
     
  17. Kilted Cossack

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    I love N frame S&W .45 ACPs beyond all rhyme or reason. I have had stock and customized 1917s, several 625s, a 22 and a new-issue 25 (for a very short while).

    Moon clips are neat as all get out. There's something nifty about the size/weight/power combination of a .45 ACP in an N frame, particularly a skinny barreled N frame. Indiana Jones carried one! It's the classic 20th century American handgun cartridge in the classic 20th century American big bore revolver!

    Also, you can get a vastly better variety of serious antipersonnel ammunition for the .45 ACP than you can for the other big bores.

    I don't think they're actually nearly as cool as I think they are---a .44 Special is arguably at least as good a choice---but dang I love them.

    And if you ever load a 255 grain Keith SWC in the AutoRim case? It looks HELLA cool.
     
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    For some reason this topic, made me want to post a pic of my .45ACP revolver. :D
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    Best $350 (around $408 OTD), I ever spent.
     
  19. Stainz

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    Quiet, a 325 for $408 OTD? Wow, you should be loud with glee over that!

    625JM, 627 Pro, etc, owners: S&W considers a 'tuned trigger' something as simple as a filed strain screw. Said adapted screw can work it's way into the hollow rib of a Wolff hammer leaf spring, full or reduced power. This lowers hammer strike energy to the point that Federal primers-only may still produce an occasional ftf. S&W will send you a new/uncut strain screw. That - and a full power Wolff spring - is still an improvement, yet 100% bangs with Fed primers (I don't have any Winnie primers.).

    Stainz
     
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    :what:

    D***. Have you stopped grinning yet? :)
     
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